Resources for Advent and Beyond

December 10, 2009

From the General Board of Discipleship's Worship website:

Download "A Christmas Lament." This song, set to the tune of "O Little Town of Bethlehem," is a reminder to pastors, church musicians, Sunday School teachers, committee members, choir singers, parents - in fact, to all of us who get so busy during Advent and Christmas that we risk missing the coming of Jesus at Christmas. (Remember to use copyright notation.)
Download A Candlelight Service for Christmas Eve: Scripture, Carols, Communion.
EcuFilm 2010 Annual Catalog Is Now Online
To aid church staff members in small-group planning for 2010, EcuFilm announces that its new annual catalog now is available online. Free shipping for Internet orders is available through January 31, 2010. (See front cover of the catalog for the free shipping code.) To request a print copy of the catalog, call toll free 1.888.346.3862, or e-mail
Resources Encourage Congregations to Rethink Church at Advent
On Tuesday, December 1, CNN Headline News began airing "Rethink Church this Christmas" - a 30-second spot encouraging viewers to help those who are searching for hope, acceptance and love. This and other resources are available online from United Methodist Communications, for use in worship and in reaching out to those who are without a church home this Christmas.
(To download a higher quality version to play for your church, create an account on Cal-Nev's REEL Witness page.)
On January 2, UMCom will release Lenten worship resources to help congregations Rethink Church as we move toward the cross and beyond with Christ. 
For more information, contact Rethink Church at 1.877.281.6535 or email